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ATT’s Internet failure stuns Humboldt

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Wildfires raging south of Humboldt County triggered a local emergency as the AT&T company’s puzzling failure to use a back-up fiber optic line once again resulted in widespread telecommunications outages. Most Internet, phone and other telecommunications services were restored on Oct. 11 after a two-day outage related to

Thousands of acres on fire in the mountains

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA – The Six Rivers National Forest currently has the Orleans Complex consisting of 19 fires; the Ruth Complex consisting of three fires; and the Young Fire on the Gasquet Ranger District in the Siskiyou Wilderness. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. Orleans Complex: The Orleans Complex has

Orleans fire grows to 1,365 acres

Six Rivers National Forest  The Orleans Complex is comprised of 8 lightning-caused fires. Most of the fire activity is occurring on the northern section of the Ukonom Fire with predominately larger fuels being consumed. The fire’s growth has been caused by burning material rolling down steep slopes and causing short runs uphill into heavier fuels.

Mad River Current for Thursday, July 27: Racism acknowledged, lighthouse to be moved

McKMAC to discuss racism Weirdness abounds. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee wasn’t scheduled to discuss racism last night. Rather, it was scheduled to discuss whether to discuss racism at a future meeting. Committee Chair Ben Shepherd didn’t think that the topic of racism fell under the county advisory committee’s purview, but the public disagreed and

Today’s Mad River Current: Lightning warning in the hills! McKinleyville coho nursery moves forward

The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook,” warning of “dangerous cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds, and small hail” up in the mountains this afternoon primarily between Willow Creek and Gasquet. The possibility of lightning continues from this afternoon through at least Wednesday. The concern, obviosly, is that the lightning could spark

Update: Fighting 40 lightning fires in the mountains

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA  – Active lightning strikes last week on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the Mad River Ranger District. Fires on the Lower Trinity and Mad

Update: Firefighters continue to battle blazes

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA, California, August 1, 2015 – Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—from north to south, the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the

Fires declared under control

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA –  The 20 lightning-caused fires from the June 8 storms on the Six Rivers National Forest have been declared controlled as of the end of the day, Monday, June 15. “I am very proud of the fire staffs and the work they did,” said Forest Supervisor Merv George. “The pre-season training

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